♣ AGRONOMY DAYS
Valencia (Spain), 23-25 May 2018
The Mid-project meeting of the VineScout project took place in Valencia, Spain, the third week of May (M18). Project partners could check the current status of the second prototype VS-2 and plan ahead the exciting testing season 2018, where many upgrades implemented in the robot will be tested in real environments from June to the end of August, when the Second Steering Week will be held. The highlight of the Mid-project meeting was the session with the Advisory Board. Professor Lorenzo Marconi from Italy, Mr. Marc Vanacht from the USA, and Dr. Thomas Engel from Germany traveled to Valencia to join the consortium for the meeting, and Dr. Peter Rajendra from Japan attended the entire session remotely through videoconference. The Advisory Board addressed the main concerns raised by the partners and provided excellent guidance for the upcoming challenging months.
Antalya (Turkey), 23-25 April 2018
The CIGR is the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Its XIX World Congress was held from 22 to 25 April in Antalya, Turkey. On-going progress carried out under VineScout was presented in this international event, which approximately included 250 abstracts. The VineScout consortium was represented by UDLR and UPV.
Madrid, 18-20 April 2018
The Global Robot Expo is an international trade show where companies, research institutions, and professional associations show their last advances in robotics. This edition was the 3rd one, and took place from 18 to 20 April in Madrid, Spain. The VineScout project was shown under the Polytechnic University of Valenccia (UPV) stand. There were 85 stands in the show, being almost 90 % from private companies.
Valencia, 5-8 February 2018
WALL brought the second prototype to Valencia for the integration of technology. UPV, SUN, and UDLR joined WALL to determine the upcoming stages that will set the VineScout-II ready for the summer testing.
Quinta do Ataíde, 28-31 August, 2017
The First Steering Week took place at the end of August in Symington’s Quinta do Ataíde (Portugal). On 30 August, 2017, VineScout partners held the first AGRONOMY DAY, where invitees from different backgrounds enjoyed a beautiful field day interacting with the robot, learning its basic features and asking all they wanted to know about the project and the robot. After the open-air lunch, technical sessions focused on data acquisition and interpretation took place, wrapping up this successful day with a round-table discussion and the official survey to participants.
For more details on the first Agronomy Day, visit the special section from the home page.
Quinta do Ataíde, 12-24 June, 2017
UPV, SUN, and SYM teams joined in the vineyards of Quinta do Ataíde (SYM) to test the navigation algorithms of the robot, draft the new electronic system, and challenge robot components at temperatures around 40 º C.
Valencia, 19-21 December, 2016
The consortium got together at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain to launch the project.